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  • Thousands sign on for Shema flash mob

    October 22, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    More than 2,500 people signed up to participate in a global Shema flash mob as part of a campaign to promote religious pluralism in Israel. 

    The gatherings early Monday afternoon came two days after Conservative Jewish congregations were asked to dedicate a recitation of the...

  • Justin Bieber’s Jewish father figure, Scooter Braun

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 8, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    Just before his sold-out Madison Square Garden concert in the new 3D documentary “Justin Bieber:  Never Say Never,” the munificently-coiffed teen crooner does something unexpected of the object of millions of girl-crushes around the globe:  He recites the “Shema.”


  • For Justin Bieber, ‘Scooter’ and the Shema play a major presence

    February 8, 2011 | 1:18 pm


  • Justin Bieber Says the “Shema?”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 4, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    Our Sundance reporter extraordinaire, Larry Mark, got the idea to tweet Jon M. Chu, the director of the much-anticipated documentary “Justin Bieber:  Never Say Never,” to ask a question inquiring Jewish minds want to know.  Here is what Larry just emailed me:

    “This afternoon, the...

  • Happy Birthday, USA! Sweet dreams with the Shema

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    June 26, 2008 | 12:57 pm

    Happy Birthday U.S.A.!

    We celebrate the 232nd birthday of the United States of America on July 4. Between noshing on barbecue and watching fireworks, test how well you know early American history. Circle the right answer for the following questions but read carefully -- some might...


    By JewishJournal.com

    March 30, 2008 | 12:48 am


    Does that look familiar?  It’s the Shema, in Greek.  On a gold scroll.

    And not only is it the Shema in Greek, it’s from 300 C.E. and it’s from Austria.

    All this comes from a recent archeological find from Austria.

  • What’s your Jewish I.Q.?

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    1. When was Judaism founded?
    (a) 1000 C.E.
    (b) 5000 B.C.E.
    (c) 2000 B.C.E.
    (d) 1000 B.C.E.

    2. Who was the mother of Moses?

    3. Who was born a Moabite, became a Jew and was the great-grandmother of King David?
    (a) Rebekkah
    (b) Deborah
    (c) Lillith
    (d) Ruth

    4. Complete this line...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Listen With Your Heart

    The word shema (listen) appears in its various forms in Parshat Va'etchanan 23 times. And to top it all off, the "Shema" prayer is also included. Moses tells his beloved nation: I will not enter Israel with you, so you are on your own. In order to do...

  • Take 12 Steps

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It would be hard to exaggerate the significance of The Jewish Federation's Addiction Conference held Monday at the Skirball Cultural Center. But to compare, think back to the Shechinah Conference held 20 years ago at Hebrew Union College, which helped consolidate and shape Jewish...